You are here

AMPAS’ Foreign Language Film Award

Under the Shadow was selected by BAFTA for the 2016 Academy Awards

BAFTA is the organisation appointed by AMPAS (the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) to select the UK’s submission for consideration for the Foreign Language Film Award at the Oscars.

Any British film (feature or documentary) that is predominantly non-English language and released theatrically in the UK between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018 may be eligible.

My Pure Land, written and directed by Sarmad Masud was selected by BAFTA for the 2017 Academy Awards. In recent years, the UK selection has included Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow in 2016 and Sean Ellis' Metro Manila in 2014.

If you are aware of a film that you think might be eligible, please contact [email protected] by Friday 6 July 2018.

For more information about the Oscars and the Foreign Language Film Award, visit